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Menger Marathon Kids 2018-2019

Patrick Garcia,   Menger Elementary School
Physical Activity Participation
Marathon Kids has been a successful program here at Menger Elementary. The Nike incentives are motivating for our students who are trying to hit their miles in order to get the rewards. Our student participation has increased every year and the trend continues this year. We have students who are a little hesitant on running or jogging and we see kids at recess asking their teachers if they can get more miles in. The teachers are great by allowing them to do that. I've also seen teachers walking and running with their classes at recess to get miles in. I hope Menger can continue to be a part of this program for many years to come.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students who were hesitant about running have started to jog more and teachers are very supportive of students getting their miles in as well.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Teachers are walking and running with their students at recess, even racing with them to make it fun.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

Hopefully we keep getting Marathon Kids to supply us with grant money so we can keep this program going.